Anonymous Trump Admin Insider Writes About 'Quiet Resistance' in White House

Anonymous Trump Admin Insider Writes About 'Quiet Resistance' in White House

Anonymous Trump Admin Insider Writes About 'Quiet Resistance' in White House

Mr. Trump seethed about the piece and presented it as one more jab from the ranks of disgruntled critics in denial about his presidential successes, even as Washington was consumed with speculation about who wrote it.

"The Deep State and the Left, and their vehicle, the Fake News Media, are going insane - & they don't know what to do", he tweeted, lumping his favorite villains together.

Asked if legal action should be taken against the Times, Trump said he is looking into the possibility in addition to seeking to uncover who wrote the opinion piece.

Trump's lawyers have said that even if that happened as Comey described - they say it didn't - it can't be a crime because the president has the constitutional authority to involve himself in the activities of the Justice Department.

Now, Frum is mocking the anonymous op-ed author for saying, in Frum's words, "See, we only look complicit".

In response to the president's comments on Friday, the Times said it is "confident" the Justice Department "understands that the First Amendment protects all American citizens and that it would not participate in such a blatant abuse of government power".

A "whodunnit"-style guessing game has raged in the corridors of power and on social media over the author's identity, prompting almost every cabinet-ranked member of the government to deny involvement".

"What's unfair, I don't mind when they write a book and they make lies because it gets discredited", he told Pete Hegseth, adding that it's challenging "when somebody writes and you can't discredit because you have no idea who they are". "That's wrong on a fundamental level".

Several senior Trump administration officials denied writing the recently published article which validated the book about Trump's presidency authored by veteran journalist Bob Woodward, where he claims that Trump's senior officials have concerns about his conduct and behaviour in the office.

Trump attacked the book as a "scam", and suggested hardening the country's "pathetic" libel legislation.

"I would know. I am one of them".

However, there were no details the identity of the individuals the White House aides have zeroed in on.

It also reflects an expansive view of White House authority that cuts to the heart of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

He is one of the most respected living USA journalists, and has written extensively on modern American presidents, earning praise from Trump in 2013 for his work on Barack Obama.

President Donald Trump walks off of the stage following a fundraiser in Sioux Falls, S.D., Friday, Sept. 7, 2018.

Mr. Trump's latest remarks indicate that he wants to use the machinery of the government to root out the source of the Op-Ed, which described some administration officials as being in a state of near mutiny against a president they view as risky and untethered from reality.

"That's not how our democracy is supposed to work", he told students at the University of IL, in a speech launching his involvement in the 2018 midterm elections.

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